What is Lecithin?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: LEV Lecithin Swanson Lecithin

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Lecithin is a mixture of phospholipids that is composed of fatty acids, glycerol, phosphorus, and choline or inositol. All living cell membranes are largely composed of lecithin.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 26 2
Multiple sclerosis 18 3
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 6 2
Support brain health 3 2
Brain fog 2 0
High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) 2 1

Show all 11 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lecithin

Side effect Patients
Skin eruptions 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lecithin

Dosage Patients
1,200 mg daily 3
1,500 mg daily 1
7,200 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Lecithin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 5
Personal research 4
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 2
Expense 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 15 patients who've stopped taking Lecithin

Duration

Currently taking Lecithin

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Lecithin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 4
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There are no evaluations for Lecithin.